Since its virtual multinational ceremonial signing on October 22, the Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD) has three new signatories increasing the number of cosigners to 35: Paraguay, Georgia and Oman. The United States of America, together with Brazil, Hungary, Uganda, Egypt and Indonesia, led the “coalition to achieve these four pillars:
- Better health for women
- The preservation of human life
- Strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society
- Protecting every nation’s national sovereignty in global politics.”
The anniversary of the GCD will be celebrated on April 7, each year.
In a historic and unprecedented achievement, the United States under the Trump Administration envisioned, created and launched this Declaration. It has tirelessly defended, like no other preceding administration, the rights of women, human life, the family, and national sovereignty in multinational fora. One of the greatest achievements of the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services has been to achieve the GCD’s inclusion in the permanent record of the UN, both in New York and in Geneva. Following the letter of U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations on December 7, and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages. As previously reported, the Political Network for Values is supporting national and local legislators in their efforts to defend these values not only in their electoral districts but also through a petition sent to their respective ambassadors to the UN and the OAS. Stay tuned for more from the Political Network for Values!